Miley Cyrus Criticized For Climbing Joshua Tree

Miley Cyrus shared some photos of her recent visit to Joshua Tree National Park, and while the pics have between 450,000 and 1.3 million likes, some folks aren’t that impressed. That's because Miley posted a few photos of her actually sitting in a Joshua tree and people are taking her to task for it, because climbing such trees can actually damage them.

Mojave Desert Land Trust, Executive Director Geary Hund explains that because Joshua trees have shallow roots, extra weight can cause hurt the branches. "We ask that Miley Cyrus consider her status as a public figure and remove this photo from her social media accounts in order to educate others and to prevent potential damage to Joshua trees," Hund tells "USA Today."

“Love them, hug them, kiss them even, but never climb or hang from them," Christine Pfranger, owner of Coyote Corner, says. "Our advice to everyone if you do see a post on social media or come across someone potentially doing harm to a tree, approach them with kind education and not shame. Kindness goes a long way."

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